A year later, here's what the reviewers say...


When Santa Cruz first introduced Bronson, it took the market by storm, redefining what people expected from a 150mm trail bike. Equally at home in the Trans-Provence as it is in the Rotorua Redwoods Ridge, updating and improving it was going to be no small feat.

Then the Bronson2 and the Juliana Roubion2 came along for 2016. 

The most visible upgrade is the completely new VPP® link arrangement.  The lower link tucks neatly above the bottom bracket, fully-recessed and protected from impacts.  Meanwhile the box-section upper link now mounts cleanly to the top tube and enhances lateral stiffness as a result. Shock rate’s been refined in the process too, delivering greater small bump sensitivity and a more progressive mid-stroke.

Geometry also evolved subtly to meet demand from riders for a bike of this ilk.  The seat tube angle’s been steepened, placing the rider right above the cranks and perfectly in position to lay down the power. Meanwhile a one-degree slacker 66 degree head tube angle combines with a 20-25mm longer top tube and shorter chainstay length to create an evermore rally-ready geometry than its predecessor.

The long term reviews are out now. Here's the links to the full reviews, we'll let them say it...

MBR Magazine Oct 2016 -  picks the Bronson as the winner (10 out of 10) in a four bike shoot out.  "If ever there was a trail bike that made everything feel effortless, it's the Santa Cruz Bronson CC."

Pink Bike - "When it comes to finding the ideal balance between geometry and the amount of suspension travel, the designers at Santa Cruz have hit the sweet spot with the Bronson"

The Radivist - "Drinkin’ the Kalimotxo Santa Cruz Bicycles Bronson CC"

Gear Junkie - "A bike of this caliber can easily make you a better rider, instilling confidence when the going gets rowdy, but also keeping you fresh for long days on the trail."